21 January 2009

Poet and Rock & Rock Mother[blank] to Receive 19th Annual Corrington Award

Paul Muldoon is a rock-and-roller, a Pulitzer-Prize winning Poet, a professor and now the 19th Annual Corrington Award recipient. The Centenary College English Department will award Muldoon Thursday, January 22th, at 7pm in the Whited Room located in Bynum Commons. The event is free and open to the public, and will entail a reading from the author.

Muldoon currently wears the crown of the Howard G. B. Clark '21 Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University where he is Chair of the Lewis Arts Center and Chair of the Fund for Irish Studies, as well as the current Poetry Editor for the New Yorker.

The Northern Irishman will be on campus to sit in with classes and meet with students (and hopefully with someone from KSCL to get an interview!)

The John William Corrington Award for Literary Excellence is presented annually by the Department of English on behalf of the Centenary student body and faculty to an established writer who has earned the critical esteem of readers who distinguish artistic accomplishment from commercial success. The first recipient in 1991 was Eudora Welty and last year's recipient was Alice McDermott, author of Child of My Heart.

Photo courtesy of I Am New Jersey

Live from NYC #5: Ansel Matthews

Vanessa Boyd is back at it again. This time "Live from NYC" features Ansel Matthews at the Zinc Bar, two days after Christmas. Matthews is a singer and acoustic guitarist, who draws on inspiration from the likes of Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, and Nat King Cole. His latest CD is called "Raised from the Dust."

KSCL will air Live from NYC #5 Sunday, January 25th at 11am, Wednesday, January 28th at 11am, and possibly Sunday and Wednesday of the following week at the same time (depends on if and when I remember to remove it from automation!)

This episode clocks in at 6'33" (download)

Vanessa Boyd graduated from Centenary College in 1999. She was a co-program Director at KSCL from 1997-98. Now, she's a musician and artist living in New York City. If you or your band is traveling to New York and would like to set up an interview with Vanessa, contact Kelly Dunnigan (me).

Photo courtesy of Ben B Miller.

20 January 2009

Procrastination of Historical Proportions

I sit on the floor of my dorm room, precariously located next to the illegal space heater. I'm procrastinating on my Radio Broadcasting reading in order to take care of KSCL business (I figure it makes it okay). Emails have been sent out about Thursday's DJ interest meeting. Our Twitter has finally made a tweet. This semester has barely just begun and I'm making sure I don't fall behind on any of my work. I'm also composing a blog. Shocking, I know!

However, at the moment I'm operating under "Reading be damned, full speed ahead!" I might regret this, oh say, on Friday when we have a quiz.

Today was a historical day no matter how you want to look at it. As a student of history, it's worth noting the significance. I'm sitting on my warm floor on the eve of a revolution of thought and action. Revolutions are what intrigue me the most. While I was far from a rabid Obama support during the election, I'd rather not bring politics into a politics fight, so to speak.

I sat in the Whited Room today with my friends, faculty members and guest speakers to watch history happen. The history part was heavily underlined by the guest speaker, AP Tureaud, who became the first African American admitted (begrudgingly) to LSU as an undergrad. Look forward (hopefully) to a podcast interview with this man soon.

In other not as hope-inspiring news (cue the John Williams score), less significant history will be made on the 22nd when Centenary students will no longer be contactable by their @centenary.edu email addresses. For all further KSCL correspondence, please contact your favorite staff member by changing the ending of their address to @my.centenary.edu!

19 January 2009

KSCL hosts MV and EE !

KSCL 91.3 FM Centenary College Radio is hosting MV & EE (left) for a show at Artspace on Thursday January 29 at 7:00 PM. Also you will enjoy opening act Miss AJ Haynes (performing solo as big Mamma Thump-It).

MV & EE will give a rustic performance of psychedelic blues/folk while Big Mamma Thump-It introduces us to some original tunes and a survey of jazzy covers of classic songs. For you those of you not familiar with MV & EE you may want to check out their myspace or visit Ecstatic Peace for more info. MV & EE share the same professional label on which Thurston Moore released his last solo album Trees Outside the Academy.

The MV & EE show will be held at Artspace located at 710 Texas Street in Downtown Shreveport. Admission charge will be $5 at the door. All ages welcome. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase at the Artspace cafe' area.

Image from Google.com

08 January 2009

changes to come

hello everyone, hope your holidays were great and now its time to get back to the grid, with a new year brings a new semester which brings some new and exciting events, Kelly will let you know what those are later. For the website I will be making some changes in the near future with updates and such so check back soon and see whats going on with KSCL 91.3 Centenary College Radio.

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